Prop bets. We love them. Especially ones involving health risk and consuming massive amounts of food. And McDonalds? It's nasty. I avoid it at all costs knowing that every once in a while traveling, I'm stuck eating at McD's. I'm a huge fan of Shake Shack and In N Out Burger, so there's no reason to ever eat McDs. Unless... you want to bet on it.
Mike Noori is putting his life and cholesterol on the line later this month during the 2017 Matt Savage Golf Tournament in Arizona. Noori will attempt to eat $1,000 worth of McDonalds menus items within a 36-hour period and drinks don't count. During that time span, Noori will also play two rounds of golf and wearing a Hamburglar costume.
According to a Tweet from last week, @SavagePoker, "McNoori is getting 5-1 on $1,000 in 36 hours, drinks not included and only $200 in salads allowed."
Mike O'Malley a.k.a. @rzitup offered Noori 5-1 odds and so far there's at least $200K in side bets on it and it might already have passed $250K by the time you're reading this. Like most absurd prop bets in the poker world, there's going to be tons of side action on this.
Prop betting madness. I'm sure McD's PR is not loving this wager.
The word on the street is that Mike Noori is going to get crushed. There's no way a normal-sized human and non-competitive eater can consume $1,000 worth of assorted McDonalds items within a 36-hour period. I'm sure that's an easy task for pro eaters like Joey Chestnut and Siberian Vladmir the Iron Stomach.
Jimmy Fricke, Vegas pro and gourmand, crunched the numbers and tweeted his take on the bet… “This is impossible. If he eats the lowest calorie/dollar food available (southwest grilled chicken salad) this is still 66,000 calories.”
66K calories? The average American male consumes 2.5K to 3K a day. To put that in perspective, Noori has to chow down on three weeks worth of food inside of a day and a half. The Super Size Me guy, Morgan Spurlock, crushed approximately 6,000 calories per day during the month-long shooting of his documentary. By the end of the film, Spurlock couldn't get it up and had his cholesterol skyrocket. He got fat and don't even get me started about what 30-days of McDs did to his wiener.
Noori tweeted that he will eat at least $500 worth of apple slices. Noori has a $200 cap on salads, which means that's $300 in normal items on the line and $50 in burgers.
Too bad he's not eating $1,000 worth of Big Macs or McNuggets. That'd be a real badass challenge. Or $500 worth of McNuggets and $500 worth in Quarter Pounders with Cheese… or as they say in Europe… a Royale with Cheese.
The 1K McD's prop bet originally got set at 24 hours, but the overall duration got bumped to 36 hours to accommodate sleep and golf. O'Malley hammered out the details within a week. There's plenty of stipulations.
Mike O'Malley explained the origins and details of the 1K McDs bet on the Follow the Money show. O'Malley said that Noori cannot use a blender, add/remove things from an item, nor can he force-puke. Noori can vomit if it's a natural reaction to his body rejecting all that crap! I'm assuming he's going to blow chunks on the golf course in that scorching Arizona sun.